Watching the final days of Team Oracle v’s Team NZ or biking the Heaphy Track? It was a big call for keen yachtsmen; but they tore themselves away and bravely entered the technology free remote parts of Kahurangi National Park to bike the Heaphy Track. Even if the weather gods in San Fransisco couldn’t help the Kiwi boat they were looking down on us as we biked up to Perry Saddle on Tuesday morning and kept the pending rain at bay.
Another mad bunch on their way to bike the Heaphy Track yesterday.
The Heaphy track is open once again for a winter of mountain biking and being the third year of the three year trial - it will be up to the powers that be to decide the future of mountain biking on this classic track.
So on the 2nd of May I headed out to ride the track and check out all the summer track upgrades and believe me its all good! Last year's new hut at Perry Saddle is all complete and a great stop off point for your first night on the track, its warm, bright and comfortable. DoC Golden Bay have upgraded the track between Saxon and MacKay huts, and DoC West Coast have airlifted masses of gravel onto the Mackay tops and the tracks are amazing! There is still a lot to do, but its heading the right way to be an awesome all weather track!
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